INGLEWOOD (AP) — Inglewood will pay $750,000 for the police shooting of a postal worker two years ago.
A federal judge on Monday approved the settlement for the 13-year-old daughter of Kevin Wicks. Coupled with an earlier suit, the city has now agreed to pay $1.25 million.
Police say Wicks was shot in July 2008 when officers answering a report of a couple fighting knocked on his door and he answered with a gun in his hand.
Attorneys for the family said the gun wasn’t loaded.
The shooting sparked protests because the officer who fired was involved in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man two months earlier — a case that led to $2.45 million in lawsuit payouts.
Lt. Oscar Serrano tells the Los Angeles Times that the officer is no longer with the department.
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